Christopher Booker was a British journalist and author. In 1961, he was one of the founders of the satirical magazine Private Eye, and has contributed to it since then. He has been a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph since 1990.
Christopher Booker Biography
British journalist and author Christopher Booker was born on 7 October 1937 and died on 3 July 2019. He has died at the age of 81.
Booker was a global warming denier, and also took a stance which runs counter to the scientific consensus on a number of other issues, including the link between passive smoking and cancer, and the dangers posed by asbestos.he published The Real Global Warming Disaster In 2009.
In collaboration with Richard North, Booker wrote a variety of publications advancing a eurosceptic, though academically disputed, popular historiography of the European Union.
The most well-known of these is The Great Deception, which considers the European Union. In addition, there are related books The Castle of Lies (1997) which look at both European and British bureaucracy.
The UK Family Courts and the Social Services often featured in his Sunday Telegraph section. Booker died in July 2019.
Booker was educated at Shrewsbury School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read History. He was married to the novelist Emma Tennant between 1963 and 1968.
Wife, Children, Personal Life
He married Christine Verity. In 1979, he married Valerie Patrick, with whom he has two sons; they live in Somerset.
Christopher Booker, the first editor of Private Eye, has died after a short illness aged 81, the magazine has said.
He famously opposed British involvement in the European Union.
We are very sad to announce the death today of Christopher Booker. author, journalist, satirist and the first editor of Private Eye, after a short illness. He was 81.
A full appreciation of his life and contributions to the magazine will be published in a future edition. pic.twitter.com/uqMKsqVbzs
— Private Eye Magazine (@PrivateEyeNews) July 3, 2019